Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: October 1 - 9, 2016

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Balloon Fiesta Park - Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE, Albuquerque NM 87113


Admission | $8-$125



The place to be in October is at Balloon Fiesta Park. The 360 acre Park with 100 acres of grass and booths will be filled with balloons and concessions selling everything from traditional New Mexican food to balloon memorabilia. Each year balloon teams from around the world participate in the event and news coverage originates from more than 50 countries. It has become the most photographed event in the world.

This year will mark the 45th time that the Balloon Fiesta has filled Albuquerque’s crystal blue skies. The Balloon Fiesta is still the premier international ballooning event, powered by the perfect October climate and a phenomenon called the "Albuquerque Box," (a combination of weather patterns and geographic landscape, the box allows balloonists to control and even retrace their adventure).

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta features many wonderful experiences! In addition to the magical spectacle of balloons, we showcase some of the most talented performers of our day - most of them local New Mexicans - representing a myriad of styles and genres. We hope you'll plan to attend Balloon Fiesta for each and every session to enjoy this line-up of world-class talent.

Take a look at the event schedule here.  Attendee information such as hotels, parking, shuttles, etc. can be found here.  Ticket information is just a click away!